Abbazia di Monte Oliveto

Monte Oliveto Maggiore

The stunning Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, located in the municipality of Asciano (Siena), will be the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony.

Set amidst the beauty of a sombre and wild nature, the Abbey of Monte Oliveto stands out for the mystical charm of its history and its grandeur. The roots of the Benedictine monastery go back to the Middle Ages, when the blessed Bernard of the noble Sienese Tolomei family abandoned luxuries and riches to dedicate himself to a life of poverty and solitude.

In this unspoilt place, the congregation of Olivetan monks was founded in 1319. From then on, these monks would be distinguished by their white robes, a sign of purity. Soon the abbey became a destination for hermits and wayfarers. Even today, the house of the Olivetans retains its original configuration: it is accessed via a narrow strip of land set between steep crags and ditches.

The exterior of the monastery is dominated by a large tower. Inside the church, in Baroque style, the wooden lectern by Raffaele da Brescia and the wooden choir inlaid by Fra’ Giovanni da Verona, which occupies the entire nave, are of particular note. The completely frescoed cloister is beautiful, a worthy setting for your dream wedding in Siena.


Monte Oliveto Maggiore, 53041 Asciano SI

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